A very Brady Dinosaur

I whipped up this little guy, well he’s around 18″ long, the other day as a belated birthday gift for a little friend who turned 2 last month. I drew out this pattern a couple years ago for another boy birthday. We have an influx of boys around here, and since I enjoy making and giving handmade to the littles in my life I have come up with a couple boyish toys to make.

I kept this guy simple, one fabric on the front and a brighter pattern on the back. I cut a strip of black felt and cut out the triangles from it to make the spears?  Hmm.. not sure what there called. :)

I like to add a little personalization to stuff to make it more special, so I hand stitched on a felt B to the front.

You can see, there is no detail on the face or anywhere except the B. But it could always be added. This is just a simple stuffed dinosaur that can be used for play or sleeping.

I think I might try to make a few for the shop since they simple and perfect for boys which lets be honest aside from cars and trucks there’s not a lot of boy stuff out there. Although yes, for the Dinosaur loving girl in your house, this could be made with cute girly fabric too. :)

Check back later this week I am working on Luke’s Favorite Things post by request from our friends over at Fluff&Nonsense.

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Valentines Bowtie

I like to make Luke Ties or Bowties for special occasions or Holidays.

I have used this tie pattern from Saltwater-kids.com for the above tie, I had the pattern on hand since I had made some shirt gifts using it. The shape was perfect for a real tie, so I just cut out two from fabric, sewed them together and added a ribbon to the back of it to velcro around his neck.

I made him his first bowtie for Easter last year and he also wore it for his baby dedication in May last year. I made up my own pattern for this. I tried out a pattern I found online for adult mens bowties. But shrunk small enough for Luke it was to much hassle. I don’t love the basic square scrunched into a bowtie style because I prefer a bit of shape to it.  I do realize I may be the only one who can tell if the pattern has shape once it’s made, but… you know?!?! :)

This tie was made for Luke’s 1 year photo shoot (picture by my brother above). I literally went to my sewing room an hour before the shoot started, found this tie pattern from veryhomemade.blogspot.com and whipped it up. I am sure I cut corners. I think I read her tutorial and then did what made sense to me because I was sewing so fast. I definitely need to make him more ties from her pattern though, and I will follow it better. :) Because this tie is GENIUS. If you have a little boy please try it and check it out. :)  The tie worked great for the shoot and he has worn it multiple times since.

Valentine’s Day 2012 Bowtie. Well I made it last night so he could wear it to church today, since he doesn’t have any big plans for Valentines Day wink, wink!

This bowtie I made from the same pattern I came up with for his 1st bowtie. It is using the exact same sized pattern, so as you can see it is a nice size you can use for multiple ages. You could also enlarge or shrink it too.

I am sharing this bowtie pattern with you all today! I have uploaded it for you to download and print. I didn’t do a tutorial, but wrote basic instructions on the pattern. I welcome you to email me with any questions as I am not sure how clear the instructions will be without any pictures. If there is enough interested I would be happy to put together a tutorial.

Bowtie Pattern Pdf

This is for personal use only please. Add any pictures you would like to my flickr group.

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